Thursday, April 28, 2011

Note: Don't Drive Into the Grand Canyon

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 2:40 PM

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I'm not entirely sure how one drives into a giant canyon accidentally, but I haven't been for awhile. Maybe there's a bridge that's supposed to go over it, but hasn't been finished and has a sign that "Out Of Order" that he accidentally drove through:

A man who survived after apparently driving his car off the South Rim of the Grand Canyon hit a tree just feet before another long drop-off, an official said Wednesday.

The driver was treated at Flagstaff Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, said Grand Canyon National Park spokeswoman Maureen Oltrogge. She declined to release the 21-year-old's identity or hometown until park rangers have finished their investigation.

Park rangers located the man's car some 200 feet below the rim, lodged against a tree, Oltrogge said. There was another precipice about 10 feet beyond the tree.

A park visitor reported finding the injured man in the roadway at about 7:45 p.m. Monday. The man told the visitor he had accidently driven his vehicle over the South Rim.

He told responding park rangers that he had extricated himself from the crashed vehicle and climbed up to the rim to seek help.

The crash happened about 6 miles east of the Grand Canyon Village near a spot known as Twin Overlooks.

[NY Times]

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